ViewCast arrived at the NAB Show aiming high and low at the IP-video delivery market with two new streaming appliances, the entry-level Niagra 2100 and the high-definition Niagra 7500.
In addition, the company comes to the show on the heels of acquiring Ancept Media Server, adding digital asset management capabilities to its portfolio of streaming hardware and software speced to meet broadcast engineering needs.
While this is for some an off year at NAB, weve been seeing enormous interest at the booth, said Jeff Kopang, VP of marketing.
A visit to its booth Tuesday confirmed this, with a constant flow of interested individuals checking out the new offerings. According to Kopang, investors, too, have been checking out the publicly traded company. What’s generating such interest?
The Niagra 2100, according to Kopang, is the lowest-cost standalone encoder available, priced at ,995. Despite the low price tag, it serves up video at multiple bitrate qualities. Ease-of-use through a browser interface allows inexperienced end-users to manage it effectively. The only tradeoff? It operates only with the Windows Media codec.